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Holy Cross Basketball Announces 2018-19 Schedule

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

 

Bill Carmody

Holy Cross men’s basketball head coach Bill Carmody announced the teams 2018-19 schedule on Monday.

The schedule includes 10 games against teams who made the postseason last year, and 15 games against schools who had winning records in 2017-18.

Home Games

Holy Cross will open the season on Tuesday, November 6  when they host Sacred Heart at 7 p.m.

Their next home game will not be until Saturday, December 1 when they host Fairleigh Dickinson.

The Crusaders will then play the University of Rhode Island at the DCU Center on Saturday, December 8, host Canisius on Thursday, December 20 and then host Siena on Saturday, December 22.

The game against Siena marks the last non-conference home game for Holy Cross.

Road Games

Holy Cross kicks off their road schedule when they visit Michigan on Saturday, November 10 and Providence on November 13 as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tournament.

The Crusaders then face Stony Brook on Friday, November 16 and Norfolk State or Siena as part of the tournament at Mohegan Sun on November 17 or 18.

Holy Cross then returns to regular play on Tuesday, November 20 at Albany and visit in-state rival Harvard on Wednesday, November 28.

The Crusaders will play in-state rival UMass on Tuesday, December 4 and visit Iona on Sunday, December 30 to close out the non-conference schedule.

Patriot League Play

Holy Cross opens Patriot League play on Wednesday, January 2 when they visit Loyola and then visit Navy on January 6.

The Crusaders first Patriot League home game is set for Wednesday, January 9 when they host Lehigh, and then Lafayette on January 12.

Holy Cross then visits Bucknell on January 14, before hosting Loyola on January 19.

Holy Cross then visits Army on January 23, before hosting Navy on January 26.

The Crusaders then go on a two-game road trip kicking off on Wednesday, January 30 when they visit Boston University and then American on February 2.

Holy Cross hosts Army on February 6 and visits Lafayette on February 9.

After that game, Holy Cross wraps up the season by playing four of their last six games at home.

The Crusaders host Colgate on February 13, Bucknell on February 16 and Boston University on February 18,

Holy Cross will then visit Lehigh on February 23 and Colgate on February 27.

The Crusaders wrap up the regular season on Saturday, March 2 at home against American.

 

Related Slideshow: 10 Biggest Games in Holy Cross Basketball History

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March 1, 1975

Holy Cross vs Army - The final game at the Worcester Auditorium

Holy Cross beat Army 89-73 in the final game at the Worcester Auditorium. 

The Crusaders were coached by George Blaney and went 229-64 in the building all-time. 

PHOTO: Tunnelbug/flickr

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9.

Feb, 14, 2001 

Holy Cross vs Navy 

Holy Cross clinches the programs first ever Patriot League Regular season title beating Navy 77-67 on the road. 

Josh Sankes led Holy Cross that season. 

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8.

March 9, 2001

Holy Cross vs. Navy - Patriot League Championship

Holy Cross beats Navy 68-64 in overtime to win the Patriot League Championship. 

Ralph Willard was the head coach.

PHOTO: College Hoop Hits

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7.

March 9, 2007

Bucknell vs Holy Cross - Patriot League Championship 

The Crusaders hosted the Patriot League Championship game at the Hart Center and defeated Bucknell 74-66.

Keith Simmons led Holy Cross in the game.

PHOTO: Wikipedia 

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6.

March 10, 1993 

Holy Cross vs Bucknell - Patriot League Championship 

The Crusaders won their first Patriot league title beating Bucknell 98-73.

Rob Feaster was named tournament MVP after pouring in 66 points and recording 9 steals in three games. 

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5.

March 5, 1977 

Holy Cross vs. #8 Providence in ECAC Championship 

Holy Cross defeated Providence 68-67 on a buzzer beater by Chris Potter to win ECAC Championship and advance to NCAA Tournament for first time in 21 years. 

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4.

Feb 17, 1990

Holy Cross vs. Army MAAC North Championship game

Holy Cross rolled Army 86-68 and clinched the MAAC North title.

The title was the program's first conference championship. 

Dwight Pernell led Holy Cross with 22 points in the game. 

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3.

March 13,1977

 Holy Cross vs Michigan in NCAA Tournament

The game marked Holy Cross' first NCAA Tournament appearance in 21 seasons. 

After leading 72-70 with less than 5 minutes to play, the Crusaders fell 92-81. 

Holy Cross was led that season by Ronnie Perry, however, he was injured for this game. 

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2.

March 13,1954  

Holy Cross vs Duquesne - NIT Championship game

Holy Cross won the NIT Championship game 71-62 over Duquesne. 

The Crusaders were led by Togo Palazzi who was named MVP of the tournament.

Palazzi went as the number one pick in the NBA Draft to the Boston Celtics a couple of months later.

PHOTO: Goholycross.com

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March 20, 1948

Holy Cross vs Kentucky in National Semifinal 

Led by Bob Cousy, the Crusaders had won 20 straight games coming into the national semifinal against Kentucky. 

Holy Cross lost to kentucky 60-52 

 
 

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